Disasters have a silver lining for GDP

That’s because recovery becomes a new necessity. The new standard at least for a little while.

Measuring everything in terms of GDP isn’t the great sum of human life since disasters are a positive thing for it.

Measuring that everyone has enough food, health, shelter, clothes, and happiness is what matters, not GDP itself.

Two things move GDP upward in a sustainable way, population growth and raising the standard of living. Everything else is just numbers games.